Callanish Standing Stones

Outer Hebrides


The Callanish Standing Stones is a peculiar set of cruciform stone pillars, built 5,000 years ago. They predate England’s famous Stonehenge monument and were an important place for a ritual activity for at least 2,000 years. 

The meaning of Callanish Standing Stones is not yet understood, and the best guess is that it is a kind of astronomical observatory.

This ancient monument is one of the most significant archaeological spots in Scotland's Outer Hebrides.

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